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Banks are failing again in America

Don't look now, but banks are failing again in America.<p>The past several years have been relatively placid for the banking industry. After the wholesale failure of the system during the financial crisis, banks gradually recovered their footing.<p>Aided by essentially free money from the Federal …

Australia's big banks say they cannot afford the $6.2bn budget levy

Bank submissions call for new tax to be extended to foreign banks and to end once the budget is back in surplus<p>Big banks have warned they cannot absorb the cost of the $6.2bn tax on them proposed in Tuesday’s budget and have called for it to be extended to foreign banks.<p>Submissions from the …

Australia

ANZ Banking Group's 5.5% Dividend Yield

ANZ has the second highest CET1 CAR of the major Australian banks.<p>The new banking levy is, however, likely to have a negative impact on the bank's …

Investing

From $0 to Millionaire: How 6 Entrepreneurs Went Broke, Then Became Successful

When they hit rock bottom, they turned disaster and persistence into millions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Going broke. Hitting rock bottom. Crashing and burning. Whatever you call it, these mega-successful entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—have lived it. They …

Speedy Tuesday – Omega Speedmaster Apollo XVII 45th Anniversary in Gold

On January 16th of this year, Gene Cernan passed away. He was the Last Man on the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Before that, he flew on …

Watches

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

What Is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits.<p>More than 20 studies show that this type of diet can help you lose …

The Best Foods for Every Vitamin and Mineral

Want to get your nutrients the natural way? We break down the best food sources for 20 of the most important.

25 Foods You Shouldn't Eat

1 of 26<p>Dangerous Foods<p>Foods with unhealthy, weird side effects, packaged snacks targeted for fit consumers, and convenient cheat meals you indulge in …

Photos Highlight How Different 100 Calories Looks in Servings of Healthy Foods

There's something satisfying about simple math to effect order from disorder. This photo series is the perfect example: in 23 shots, Food Network has provided a visual guide to 100-calorie servings of a variety of healthy food, loosely assembled on a well-lit marble counter-top.<p>If you're counting …

Healthy Eating

Most Affordable Men’s Watches To Buy Right Now

Timeless statement pieces will always be the pinnacle of a man's journey into the world of horology. For all of the other days we have the no-fuss …

Watches

1844 Chronograph - Brown Strap - About Vintage

<b>WATCH by ABOUT VINTAGE</b> <br>In 1844 the chronograph was updated to include the re-setting feature, which allowed successive measurements. We designed the …

Watches

How to Use a Chronograph and Tachymeter on a Wristwatch | The Art of Manliness

In our guide to men’s wristwatches, we discussed “complications” — the various extra features on a watch that go beyond just telling time. Two of the …

Introducing: Three New Da Vinci Watches From IWC, Including 2 Ladies' Timepieces, And A New Da Vinci Perpetual Chronograph

IWC's practice in recent years is to make a refresh of one of its core collections, the centerpiece of its design efforts for each SIHH. Last year …

An '80s Classic Revisited: IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

IWC Schaffhausen is rolling out an entirely redesigned Da Vinci collection at SIHH 2017. The new timepieces eschew the 1960s-inspired tonneau case …

The Watch News You Missed This Week

<i>The watch industry is awash with too much news to cover. Each week, we’ll break down everything worth knowing. This week: IWC relaunches the</i> …

Watches

An Otherworldly Watch

Whether it’s via the air, land, or sea, fantastic voyages have long inspired timepiece design and the modern Odyssey watch is no exception. The …

These super close up cat selfies are the positivity we need to wrap up 2016

The awfulness that is 2016 is nearly to its end, folks. But we’re not quite there yet. We know that some of you may be needing a mega-strong dose of …

Hands-On: The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph 3950

I’m not sure the timing of the new Pilot’s collection was coincidental or not, but if so, IWC is quite fortunate that its strongest family of watches …

Watches

How To Protect Leather Furniture From Cats

Every cat owner knows that their feline friend is inquisitive by nature, and to protect leather furniture from cats can be a difficult task that …

Furniture

5 Myths about cats

Cats are one of the most popular pets in South Africa; they are intelligent, affectionate. mysterious little creatures. Despite this popularity — and …

How to keep your cat from losing its mind

If you own a cat, you’ve probably heard that you should keep it inside — and if you live in Australia or New Zealand, you’ve definitely heard it. Veterinarians and rescue groups argue that it’s better for the cats, who can be slammed by cars, eaten by coyotes or poisoned by antifreeze while …

Pets

50 Facts About Felines for National Cat Day

Around 3.4 million cats enter shelters each year, and only 37 percent of them find forever homes. That’s why animal welfare advocates marked October …

Pets

Bring a Loupe: A Selection Of Vintage Chronographs From Rolex, Wittnauer, Yema, And More

This week, Bring A Loupe presents you with a varied selection of vintage chronographs, from the ubiquitous Rolex Daytona, to some less well known, …

New Watch Alert: Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar

Ulysse Nardin is releasing the new Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar. The classic design of the timepiece is what the watch world has come to expect from Ulysse Nardin while featuring greater technological simplicity.<p>Classic devices like the one employed here usually involve around 30 components, …

2016 Watch Guide: The Best New Chronographs, Skeletons, Tourbillons and More

A WHOLE NEW SPIN<br>Created more than 200 years ago by Abraham-Louis Breguet to compensate for the effects of gravity on a pocket watch, tourbillons remain as hypnotizing as ever. While the caged balance and escapement will not increase accuracy, the tourbillon now comes in a whirlwind of …

Watches

2016 Watch Guide: The Best Chronographs

Of all the complications, the chronograph—which measures elapsed time—has given rise to some of the most iconic watches in history, including the Rolex Daytona and Omega Speedmaster. They’re always sporty and handsome, but make no mistake–they have faces that can stop time.

Watches

Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 | Escapement Magazine | Watch news, watch reviews, watch blog

Theoccupational challenges of a professional watch addict<p><b>The Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 combines a column-wheel chronograph with</b> …

Patek Philippe